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We found 11 radiation oncologists who accept Humana Bronze near New Orleans, LA.

Dr. Troy Gene Scroggins Jr., MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2700 Napoleon Avenue
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Troy Scroggins is a radiation oncology specialist. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Scroggins trained at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He is affiliated with Ochsner.

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Dr. Roland B Hawkins Jr., MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1514 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Roland Hawkins is a radiation oncologist. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hawkins honors. His education and training includes medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and residency at Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology. He is professionally affiliated with Ochsner.

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Dr. Paul Noble Page, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2700 Napoleon Avenue
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Paul Page's medical specialty is radiation oncology. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Page honors. Dr. Page graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Ochsner and Touro Infirmary.

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Dr. Siddhartha Padmanabha, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2700 Napoleon Avenue
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Siddhartha Padmanabha's specialty is radiation oncology. He is professionally affiliated with Ochsner and Touro Infirmary. Dr. Padmanabha is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

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Dr. Mini Jacob Elnaggar, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2700 Napoleon Avenue
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Mini Elnaggar's medical specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Elnaggar is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans for medical school, she completed her residency training at Rush University Medical Center. She is affiliated with Ochsner.

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Dr. Steven Joseph Dibiase, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
150 South Liberty Street
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Steven Dibiase works as a radiation oncologist. He is affiliated with Tulane Medical Center. He takes Aetna HSA, Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and more. Dr. Dibiase is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine.

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Dr. Ellen Levine Zakris, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1401 Foucher Street
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Ellen Zakris is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. She graduated from Duke University School of Medicine. She takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Zakris's hospital/clinic affiliations include West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Touro Infirmary.

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Dr. Raymond Clay Gould, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1101 Medical Center Boulevard
Marrero, LA
 

Dr. Raymond Gould's area of specialization is radiation oncology. He is affiliated with West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC). He is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Dr. Gould is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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Dr. Paul D Monsour, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2700 Napoleon Avenue
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Paul Monsour is a specialist in radiation oncology. He works in Metairie, LA and New Orleans, LA. Dr. Monsour accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He is professionally affiliated with Ochsner.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
150 S Liberty Street; Hc-62
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Stephen Kraus sees patients in New Orleans, LA. His medical specialty is radiation oncology. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Dr. Rachael Eve Harmon, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1401 Foucher Street
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Rachael Harmon is a radiation oncology specialist. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Harmon is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. She is professionally affiliated with West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Touro Infirmary.

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What is Radiation Oncology?

Radiation oncologists are physicians who are specially trained in the safe use of radiation to treat cancer. Usually, they will manage a patient’s entire radiation treatment, from the imaging that will guide decisions, to the choices about what kind of radiation therapy to use.

Radiation is one of the few substances that can kill cancer cells and even shrink tumors. It does this by damaging DNA. When DNA becomes sufficiently damaged, cells can no longer reproduce, and they stop growing and die. Cancer cells are more susceptible to radiation than healthy tissue, because they reproduce faster. So typically, cancer cells exposed to radiation will be affected faster than healthy cells will. However it’s still important to protect healthy tissue as much as possible.

There are three ways that radiation can be delivered to the body. It can come from outside the body, delivered by a machine in much the same way x-rays are taken. This is called external-beam radiation. Sometimes the radiation is delivered internally, which is called brachytherapy. Tiny pellets of radioactive material are placed directly onto the cancer, where they can release radiation for a period of time. Some cancers are best treated systemically, with radioactive substances that travel through the bloodstream. Radiation oncologists decide which type of radiation therapy is best, developing a treatment plan for each patient that maximizes the benefits of the radiation while minimizing the risk to any healthy tissue.

Radiation oncologists may work with other kinds of physicians, such as medical oncologists or surgeons, to treat their patients. Sometimes patients are anxious about radiation therapy because it sounds dangerous. But radiation therapy won’t turn you radioactive. It’s safe, and so effective against many different types of cancer that it is one of the most common cancer treatments. Depending on the treatment, it may not even have noticeable side effects.

Radiation oncologists can be important allies in your fight against cancer.